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 Post subject: Time and Date page inaccurate regarding Linux?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:14 pm 
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The Time and Date page, section Which Time, discusses whether the battery-backed clock should be treated as set to local time or UTC. It concludes with this statement:
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The stupid thing to do is to force the clock to be only one way or the other, as both Linux and Windows do.

I recall Linux gaining an option to set which mode the clock is in many years ago, possibly as far back as 2001, perhaps even earlier. Before I fix the wiki page, can anyone say whether it still has the option?

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 Post subject: Re: Time and Date page inaccurate regarding Linux?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:30 pm 
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Yes, Linux still supports setting the hardware clock to the local time zone.

Windows supports setting the hardware clock to UTC, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Time and Date page inaccurate regarding Linux?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:31 pm 
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Both Windows and Linux have a way to change this. For Windows there is a registry key somewhere (sorry I don't remember the specifics).

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 Post subject: Re: Time and Date page inaccurate regarding Linux?
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Thanks everyone; page fixed.

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